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State leaders push for broader pension plan transparency

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, and House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, have introduced bills to require pension plans managed...

Raimondo signs legislation to allow mobile sports betting

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed legislation that will allow mobile sports betting through the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln and...

Sosnowski to chair re-established Senate Task Force on Fisheries

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, has re-established the Senate Task Force on Fisheries, to be chaired by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski,...
LEGISLATION ALLOWING for the launch of mobile sports betting in Rhode Island has been passed by the R.I. General Assembly. The governor is supportive of the legislation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

General Assembly passes mobile betting legislation

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly approved legislation to allow mobile sports betting in the state through the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and...

Business and political leaders discuss state priorities at Chamber lunch

PROVIDENCE – Business and political leaders gathered on Wednesday to consider new proposals before the General Assembly this year, including mobile sports betting, legalizing...
SPORTS BETTING: Pictured is the new sports-betting facilities at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The expansion of sports betting to mobile options is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Super Bowl boosts R.I. coffers

Rhode Islanders can thank the New England Patriots for more than just another NFL championship.While the long-term success of legalized sports betting in Rhode...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Jan. 7, 2019

They're Back! Will new GA be same as old?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
SETTING THE AGENDA: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, right, is looking to help set the state’s spending priorities in the upcoming legislative session. Here he welcomes Sen.-elect Sam Bell, D-Providence, and Senate Chief of Staff Stephen Iannazzi during a Senate orientation for new members.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Balancing budget, smart investments should be job one

According to PBN’s cover story this week, House Speaker Nicholas A. ­Mattiello’s top budget priority is continuing the phaseout of the auto excise tax....

Newport’s history still intact

On the list of Rhode Island assets, surely the Newport Mansions belong near the top.For the third consecutive year, in 2018 the Preservation Society...
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